I was very happy to see the battery charged up fast enough that I could use it again tonight. I quickly trimmed the poles I'd left earlier and moved them out, then got started. Both my daughters were able to join me this time, so I got to focus on cutting and trimming, while they … Continue reading Clean up: Baby chainsaw, out again!
It was a lovely day today, with the temperature at a glorious 3C/37F. With things still on track for our garden plans, I figured this was a good day to start some clean up and gather the materials that will be used to build trellises, etc. This meant giving our new baby chainsaw (otherwise known … Continue reading Clean up: Baby chainsaw’s first workout
Well, my mother's car is now at the garage. It won't be worked on today. The mechanic was missing some information on file to be able to order a new tire. Which is fine. I'm just glad I had my daughter follow me in the van! I talked to him about what happened, and was … Continue reading Moving forward
Today was such a beautiful day! While doing my rounds this morning, I spotted Junk Pile cat at the bottom of this icicle hanging from the rain barrel diverter, drinking from the little well created at the bottom. Even though we were still a few degrees below freezing, there was a trickle of ice melt, … Continue reading Feeling productive
When we moved here, there were two tractor tire planters in the yard. One of them had been next to a willow for so long, it was actually damaged by the willow as it grew. You can read about what a job it was to clear that out here, and here. Thankfully, this one was … Continue reading Fall Clean up: finally clearing the second tire planter
When I got back from the city with our new washing machine, I just had to go around back to see how the painting went for the girls. The first coat of paint is done! You know, when I first picked up this shade, I was afraid that once it was on large surfaces like … Continue reading Blue
Yes!!! Our new washing machine is now here! Which is quite a surprise, since we got a call from the shipping company a couple of days ago, letting us know they didn't have it, and that they'd call when they did. Home Depot gets weekly deliveries, so we were expecting to get a call next … Continue reading It’s here!
Before I start on how things went with the clean up, I have another update. I just got off the phone with Canada Cartage - the company shipping our new washing machine. They didn't receive it at this end, so they will call us with a new delivery date when they have it. I might … Continue reading Reclaiming space: sun room part 2, and the old kitchen
The girls took care of a huge job for me, in emptying out the old kitchen! Well. As much as it will be. Here is how it looks now, while we take a break and get out of the heat. When we first moved here, my younger brother had his larger freezer where the one … Continue reading Clean up: reclaiming the old kitchen
Today, I finally started on a job that should have been done at the start of spring! Between the rain and the heat wave, and various appliance catastrophes, we just never got to it. It's still 24C (75F) out there as I write this, so it was still uncomfortably hot for the work, but it's … Continue reading Reclaiming the sun room: part one